Randy Orton has been criticizing WWE NXT Superstars for the way that they work for some time now. Last month, Randy Orton had a Twitter exchange with Tomasso Ciampa. Now, The Viper has opened up on the issues he has with NXT Superstars and how they perform in WWE.
Randy Orton on the issue with NXT Superstars
Randy Orton, during his interview with Sports Illustrated, pointed out that the NXT Superstars were addicted to the chants from the audience, and as a result, they often put themselves more at risk.
“I can’t stand when I see 10 false finishes in a row, where a guy takes a powerbomb and then he’s up and then he’s delivering a knee, and then the other guy ducks, and then it’s boom, boom, boom, boom. It’s too much. But because these guys are capable of doing it, because the fans are going to chant ‘Fight For-Ev-Er!’ and all that crap, they’re going to keep doing it because they think that’s what they’ve got to do to get that reaction. But sometimes the fans don’t need to make noise to be reacting. Sometimes they’re sitting and they’re watching with their mouths open, not saying a word, and they’re invested and paying attention. They want to see what you’re going to do or say next. That’s the disconnect between a lot of the main roster guys and the younger guys in NXT. They’re just hungry, they’re addicted to that chant from the crowd. They want the roof to come off the top of that building every single spot that they do. There’s no build to that.”
Randy Orton has built his career wrestling in a more traditional style but has still managed to keep the matches interesting and is vocal about NXT’s style needing to change. Currently, Randy Orton will challenge Drew McIntyre for the WWE Championship at SummerSlam.